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Dan Speight Elected to Georgia Bankers Association (GBA) Board of Directors 

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Dan Speight

The Georgia Bankers Association (GBA) recently announced the appointment of five new board members and among those elected was Dan Speight, CEO, Planters First Bancorp. Dan will begin his two-year term with the GBA on July 1, 2020.

Other elected board members include:

  • Hoke Reeves, president and CEO, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Sylvania
  • Brad Serff, president and CEO, Providence Bank, a Division of Heritage Southeast Bank
  • David Caswell, president, Century Bank of Georgia, Cartersville
  • Tim Perry, president and CEO, The Citizens Bank of Georgia, Cumming.

The Georgia Bankers Association is the trade and professional organization representing the interests of banks and thrift institutions in the state of Georgia. Virtually every institution is a member of the GBA and policy is set by a Board of Directors which is elected among the membership.

John Way, Planters First Bank, Chairman, said, “Planters First Bank is proud of Dan for volunteering his time to serve on the GBA Board. We have long valued our relationship with Joe Brannen and his amazing team. What we have received from our association with the GBA has far exceeded our investment. I know that Dan’s wealth of experience from his highly successful banking career in Georgia will also benefit the GBA.”

Dan joined Planters First Bancorp in August 2019. Prior to joining Planters First Bancorp, Dan was a founding shareholder, officer, and director of State Bank and Trust and State Bank Financial Corporation. Dan has also served in various leadership roles with James Bates Brannan & Groover, Flag Bank, Flag Financial Corporation, and Citizens Bank. Dan is also currently a board member of Beach Community Bank headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Dan has been active in various community organizations and well as state-wide banking organizations. Dan received his BBA from Georgia Southern College and his JD from Mercer University. Dan and his wife, Robby, live in Pinehurst, Georgia

“Dan brings to the table a lot of experience, energy and fresh ideas,” said Bob Way, Planters First Bancorp, Chairman & President. “He has a strong passion for community banking, and we are glad to have him on our team.”

About Planters First Bank:
Founded in 1896, Planters First Bank, the 8th oldest financial institution in Georgia, is headquartered in Cordele, Georgia, and operates seven full-service locations throughout Middle Georgia.

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